Crime

Looking for new clues in unsolved Trail homicide from 37 years ago

Looking for new clues in unsolved Trail homicide from 37 years ago

On October 7, 1978, 21-year-old Kim Fofonove was found severely beaten, in Trail B.C. His homicide has never been solved.

All these years later, his family is hoping that with the assistance of a private investigator, several new tips and the reclassification of the RCMP file as 2nd Degree Murder, they will finally learn what happened to the athletic young criminology student who was on the path to becoming an RCMP officer himself.

Man gets shot twice; takes train to mall food court

Man gets shot twice; takes train to mall food court

A Surrey man took the skytrain to a mall food court while suffering visible gunshot wounds yesterday, according to RCMP Staff Sgt. Hedderson.

Hedderson said Surrey police got a call at roughly 4:45 p.m. indicating there was a man in the food court of the Surrey City Centre mall who had apparently been shot.

Richmond RCMP seek public help after mistaken identity leads to bizarre attack

Richmond RCMP seek public help after mistaken identity leads to bizarre attack

On Feb. 28 at roughly 11 pm, Richmond RCMP officers responded to a noise complaint originating from a secluded location along River Road between No. 7 Rd and No. 8 Rd. Officers were taken aback when three adults were discovered, bound and badly beaten. The trio of victims, one female and two males, were transported by BC Ambulance Service to local area hospital for treatment. One of the victims suffered extensive lacerations to his face and head. The victims, all residents from the lower mainland, have since been released from hospital. They have been cooperating with investigators.

Mail distribution fraud latest scam to hit Nelson, RDCK

Mail distribution fraud latest scam to hit Nelson, RDCK

The Nelson RCMP has received several complaints from concerned citizens regarding a mail distribution fraud currently targeting the City of Nelson and surrounding Central Kootenay Regional District areas said RCMP Cst. Stathis Dimopoulos in a prepared media statement.

"Yellow coloured cards titled "FINAL NOTICE" are being received in mailboxes," Cst. Dimopoulos explained.

"These cards appear to be personalized to the recipient, indicating that they have unclaimed rewards being held at a distribution center."

Alleged pedophile to face charges 40 years later despite fleeing country

Alleged pedophile to face charges 40 years later despite fleeing country

The Prince George RCMP have assisted in the successful deportation of a former Prince George resident wanted on sexual assault and assault related offences dating back to 1974.

In September 1974, Raymond Douglas MacLeod, then 32 years old, was arrested in connection with an assault and sexual assault of a female who, at the time, was under the age of 10. The offences were alleged to have taken place at a residence on Upland Street in Prince George, BC.

Intoxicated man arrested for causing a disturbance at local convenience store

Intoxicated man arrested for causing a disturbance at local convenience store

A usually quiet afternoon for a local convenience store turned into a bit of a gong show when an intoxicated man began harassing and threatening customers.

Nelson Police dispatch received a call from staff at 3 p.m. of a male threatening customers at the convenience at the corner of Ward and Baker Street.

Nelson Police attended the scene shortly after the call but the man had vacated the premises.

While police were looking for the man, he returned and began hitting
cars on the street and yelling at drivers.

'Unique' trafficking charge stayed for Nelson activist

Nelson resident Tom Prior pleased with legal system after charge stayed in BC Supreme Court.

A charge of trafficking cannabis seeds was stayed by the federal crown counsel in BC Supreme Court Monday, just before jury selection was to begin.

Nelson resident Tom Prior was to stand trial on one count of trafficking for allegedly selling cannabis seeds to an undercover Nelson City Police officer in January, 2013.

Prior is an environmental and social activist.

Representing himself, Prior elected judge and jury in BC Supreme Court to hear the case.

Rise in 'sextortion' cases prompts public warning

Rise in 'sextortion' cases prompts public warning

The RCMP is issuing a public warning after seeing a recent uptick in the number of “sextortion” cases.

What happens? After visiting a companionship or dating website, victims are befriended online. A suspect then entices the victim into performing intimate acts streamed over webcam or mobile device. Unbeknownst to the victim, the interaction is secretly recorded. The suspect then threatens to release the video online unless they are paid by the victim.

Here are some clues:

Bylaw investigation leads to arrest of man on outstanding warrants

Bylaw investigation leads to arrest of man on outstanding warrants

A routine investigation by a Nelson Bylaw Officer led to the arrest of a man on several outstanding warrants Wednesday in Nelson.

Nelson Sergeant Corey Hoy said the incident started when the man fled on foot from officers called to help with a bylaw investigation.

Update: Sapriken arrested after tip from public

Update: Sapriken arrested after tip from public
A man for whom police have been searching for months is now behind bars, according to RCMP Cpl. Kelly Hall (non-commissioned officer in charge of the Crime Reduction Unit).
 
"As a result of information provided by a local Castlegar business, Castlegar RCMP arrested Sapriken on March 6, 2015," Hall said. "He was held in custody and sentenced in Castlegar Provincial Court on March 11.
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